Average Bench: 84.1% (51st of 979)

more Based on 2,547 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD30 03FZEX-00Z4S, WDC WD3003FZEX-32Z4SA0, WDC WD30 03FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD3003FZEX-0, WDC WD3003FZEX-00Z4S

Very good average bench

The WD Black 3TB (2013) averaged just 15.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black 3TB (2013) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.71MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 136MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 3TB (2013) is 31.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Black 3TB (2013) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.27MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.75MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,547 samples)
Min Avg Max
113 Read 150 184
110 Write 143 167
101 Mixed 136 160
107% 143 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.43 4K Read 0.75 1
1.06 4K Write 2.71 3.32
0.19 4K Mixed 0.27 0.35
111% 1.24 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 151
Write 172
Mixed 156
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 1.01
4K Write 3.36
4K Mixed 0.32
140% 1.56 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 159
Write 161
Mixed 149
118% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 2.57
4K Mixed 0.27
113% 1.23 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 160
Write 133
Mixed 131
106% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 2.73
4K Mixed 0.24
107% 1.23 MB/s
631GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 158
Write 128
Mixed 131
105% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 2.75
4K Mixed 0.28
106% 1.2 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 128
Write 138
Mixed 120
97% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.48
4K Mixed 0.35
77% 0.51 MB/s
875GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 117
Write 118
Mixed 111
87% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 2.72
4K Mixed 0.22
98% 1.17 MB/s
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 Prices

AmazonUS $150.9910 months ago.
BHPhotoUS $159.996 months ago.
OutletPCUS $162.838 months ago.
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Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $833

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